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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Is it allergies or?: Having allergies at 1 yr of age is not that common..Allergies requires prior expsure and seasonal allergies means exposure from prior season and now r ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There are a lot of different OTC antihistamines that help relieve allergy symptoms. In addition, there are a few intranasal steroid sprays that recent ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Cetirizine/Zyrtec: Assuming that "allergies" means itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, post-nasal drip caused by contact with inhaled substances to which ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
3 major ones: Non-sedating are loratidine (claritin), fexofendadine (allegra) and cetirizine (zyrtec). Diphenhydramine is very effective as well but is sedating.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri faaaai facaai fisaai
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
OTC Allergy Medicine: Otc meds include oral anti-histamines which are longer acting and cause less tiredness, such as claritin/alavert, zyrtec, and allegra. Their generic c ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
No: The only thing that works for oas is allergy shots to reduce your sensitivity. I don't know exactly why that is, but i've never met a single patient w ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Cat allergy: Allerga or zyrtec (cetirizine) taken an hour before contact with the cat should work, if you live with one, go see an allergist and get desensitized f ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
OTC: Zyrtec, Flonase
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Allergy medications: Unfortunately there is no "best" brand. Different patients respond better to one medication than to another. Loratadine, diphenhydramine, fexofenadine ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Several choices: There are several. Zyrtec, allegra, or Claritin (loratadine) to name three.All work well, with minimal side effects.
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